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Wine writers prepare for top Louis Roederer awards

Published:  22 August, 2017

There are only three weeks to go until the winners of the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2017 are unveiled.

The awards, which are the most prestigious within the industry, will take place at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on September 12.

The event will see the hopeful writers fight it out within seven categories for the top accolade within each.

The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards were founded in 2004. The awards encourage journalists, authors, bloggers, artists and photographers from all over the world to be judged by some of the greatest names in the wine trade.

The shortlist of writers:

Champagne Louis Roederer Artistry of Wine Award 2017

Tim Atkin MW

Johan Berglund

Gretchen Greer

Árpád Pintér

George Rose

Jon Wyand

Champagne Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer of the Year 2017

Morgan Dunn

Christian Holthausen

Miquel Hudin

William Kelley

Simon Reilly

Sophie Thorpe

Ramos Pinto Online Communicator 2017

Tim Atkin MW

Julia Harding MW

Richard Hemming MW

Andrew Jefford

Wink Lorch

Ronald Washam

Domaine Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year 2017

American Rhone: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the way Americans Drink Wine – Patrick J. Comiskey

I Taste Red: The Science of Tasting – Jamie Goode

Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass – Henry Jeffreys

Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power – John Szabo MS

Domaines Ott International Feature Writer of the Year 2017

Jon Bonné

Nina Caplan

Felicity Carter

Alice Feiring

Michael Fridjhon

Rebecca Gibb

William Kelley

Rupert Millar

Margaret Rand

Simon Woolf

Mazzei International Wine Columnist of the Year Award 2017

Tim Atkin MW

Jon Bonné

Nina Caplan

Andrea Frost

Andrew Jefford

Pio Cesare Food and Wine Writer of the Year 2017

Fiona Beckett

Nina Caplan

Natasha Hughes MW

Dan Keeling

Sophie Menin

Matt Walls